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1456: Trial by combat ends with penis biting, eye gouging. 1456 a Hampshire man named Thomas Whytehorne was found hiding in the New Forest, arrested and convicted of several charges of theft. To spare himself from execution, Whytehorne agreed to provide the authorities with names of accomplices and other local criminals. He also offered to stand combat against anyone who disputed his accusations. Because Whytehorne was a large and powerful man, there were no takers – until he informed…